Week 3 - Sunday 21 August - Significant military battles are commemorated during the month of August such as Mouquet Farm in WWI and Milne Bay in WW2. The Australian Comforts Fund was also founded in August 1916. Did your ancestors have connections to these places or battles? Is there another anniversary or significant event that your family commemorates/remembers in August?
- Born in Wellington, NSW
- Was married
- Next of kin was his wife, Elizabeth NORTHCOTE
- Wheelright by occupation
- Address: Albert St, Newtown
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Had completed an apprenticeship
Below are some snippets of his military records.
His signature, dated 27 January 1916:
During his time in the army, he travelled to France and England. He was eventually discharged on 27 June 1919.
I would like to acknowledge the contribution Walter John NORTHCOTE made to the military forces in Australia.